State v. Alfaro, Court of Appeal of Louisiana
128 So.3d 515, La.App. 5 Cir. (2013)
Nature of the case:
Aggravated rape and sexual abuse of a child.
Facts and Issues on Appeal:
The victim approached a resource officer at school, appearing very upset. In the presence of the assistant principal, the victim disclosed escalating sexual abuse and rapes by her stepfather that started when she was just eight years old. Police and a DCFS worker were brought to the school and the victim repeated the same allegations to them. The police department also obtained the defendant’s cell phone, which contained explicit pictures that an expert confirmed were not downloaded or sent to the defendant. [Read More…]